A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Daniel Emerson lives with Kate Ellis, and he is like a father to her daughter, Ruby. But he cannot control his desire for Iris Davenport, the African-American woman whose son is Ruby's best friend. During a freak October blizzard, Daniel is stranded at Iris's house, and they begin a sexual liaison that eventually imperils all their relationships, Daniel's profession, their children's well-being, their own race-blindness, and their view of themselves as essentially good people.

 

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

After a shattering incident of violence is perpetrated against him, lawyer Daniel Emerson leaves New York City and returns to the Hudson River town where he grew up. There, along with his partner Kate ... Read full review

A SHIP MADE OF PAPER

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From Spencer (The Rich Man's Table, 1998, etc.), a rich and highly textured account of life, love, envy, and disappointment in a Hudson Valley town.Leyden, New York, is one of those quaint little ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
32
Section 3
49
Section 4
70
Section 5
84
Section 6
88
Section 7
107
Section 8
141
Section 15
287
Section 16
300
Section 17
305
Section 18
329
Section 19
353
Section 20
354
Section 21
357
Section 22
358

Section 9
159
Section 10
188
Section 11
193
Section 12
215
Section 13
248
Section 14
271
Section 23
363
Section 24
365
Section 25
367
Section 26
369
Section 27
372
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About the author (2009)

Scott Spencer is the author of nine previous novels, including A Ship Made of Paper, Waking the Dead, and the international bestseller Endless Love. He has written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and Harper’s, and has taught writing at Columbia University, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Williams College, and for the Bard Prison Initiative. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

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